August 2017 38 8 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News
August 2017 issue of McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Where are they now?
In the three years since Centers Health Care in New York won honors in the McKnight's Technology Awards program for its use of NoWander, it ...
Well, the great state of Illinois finally has an operating budget.
When I teach my students, the first thing I tell them is there's a tremendous difference between academia and what you experience as an administrator ...
Recent regulatory and reimbursement changes led Symphony Post Acute Care Network to develop a "Super SNF" care model.
Providers averted potentially billions of dollars in Medicaid funding losses in July after a Senate GOP healthcare reform bill was pulled from consideration.
Penalties for the next phase of nursing home survey guidelines will be postponed a year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced June 30.
The average number of nursing home deficiencies has dropped, but staffing levels are lower than expert recommendations, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report.
Two nursing home employees were credited in July with running into "heavy smoke conditions" to rescue two residents.
Brian Jurutka has succeeded Robert Kramer as president and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
The Department of Labor's fight to enact an overtime rule that has caused anxiety for providers won't be continued by the new administration, according to ...
McKnight's editors were honored recently with an APEX Grand Award for their "Daily Editors' Notes" blog, which appears at www.mcknights.com.
Nursing home groups say they are grateful that regulators heard their concerns about new changes to survey requirements and softened the blow.
Although long-term care officials agree photos and videos of residents should not be taken or posted to social media without consent, some operators are pushing ...
More than just knee and hip replacements — rehab therapy gets renewed focus as effective treatment for people experiencing chronic, degenerative condition
Whether to bring laundry options in-house brings weighty considerations to many providers, ranging from financial and staffing needs to quality of outside services
60 Seconds with...
Q: Which dietary-related parts of the new regulations for LTC should providers be most aware of?
Ask the care expert
Do you have any special recommendations for preparations pertaining to wanderers?
Skilled nursing facilities that received support on implementing a quality improvement program showed little change in hospitalization rates compared to facilities that did not receive ...
A class of medications commonly prescribed to seniors for conditions such as urinary incontinence might increase the risk of mortality among nursing home residents with ...
Ask the treatment expert
Is it best practice, for consistency, to have only the wound nurse measure, stage and assess pressure injuries?
An interdisciplinary team that manages wound-related supplies with the help of a pharmacist can lead to better selection and less waste, according to a study ...
The features of an ulcer are more important in predicting long-term healing than a diabetic patient's other health characteristics.
Ask the nursing expert
Should I stay or should I go after finally achieving success?
As online nursing education increases in popularity, researchers are finding institutional procedures may not be keeping up.
High turnover rates and small selection pools make it more difficult to hire entry-level healthcare employees, according to a task force report.
Ask the payment expert
I'm concerned with the new megarule expenses and that maybe I need to rethink my need for skilled nursing beds. What are your thoughts?
Payment & policy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has asked for coverage of knee replacement surgeries in outpatient facilities as part of a proposal concerning hospital ...
Federal regulators have agreed to gather more comments from providers and others on the revision of new skilled nursing prospective payment system case-mix methodology.
Ask the legal expert
We do background checks on new employees. But now there's word we'll be getting sued because a relatively new nurse aide allegedly improperly touched certain ...
House lawmakers approved legislation in late June that would place limits on awards for medical malpractice cases — a move that would benefit long-term care, ...
Federal officials' fight to enact a rule that would have made 4.2 million more workers eligible for overtime compensation won't be carried on by the ...
Heritage of Fort Wayne is a community that offers plenty of amenities for residents who want to age in place in a 'casual upscale' setting.
How to do it…
As tempting as they are, full-blown replacements of personal emergency response and nurse call systems are often not feasible.
A day in the life
Lizzie Rocco showed little interest in activities after moving to Luther Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in 2016, save for one thing: adult coloring books.
Caring for individuals with dementia often involves managing residents' disruptive and sometimes dangerous behaviors, including screaming, hitting or kicking.
Get your life back! Do what you love again! Say goodbye to pain, and hello to a vibrant, ache-free existence!
Kindred Healthcare Inc. confirmed in July its previously announced plan to exit the skilled nursing facility industry.
Timonium, MD-based Mid-Atlantic Health Care LLC has sold a portfolio of eight Pennsylvania nursing facilities.
MatrixCare has bought SigmaCare, reflecting further consolidation in the post-acute electronic health records market.
While skilled nursing providers have always wanted an easy way to look up regulations, the need spiked following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' ...
One of the biggest stories of the summer easily has been the news that full enforcement of nursing homes' new survey system will be postponed ...
When Linda Krueger starts to tear up, it's not when talking about how proud she is of her son or her military service, or the ...